Councillors voted to amend bylaws were required to include cannabis ahead of the impending legalization of the drug this year.
With the impending legalization of cannabis this summer, municipalities are now trying to come up with some framework that will eventually tie-in to federal and provincial regulations. The City of Medicine Hat has approved some wording changes to existing bylaws that will now include pot. Councillor Darren Hirsch says right now it's about the city getting ready when more questions are answered. Hirsch says in his opinion, the federal and provincial governments are having a hard time wrapping their collective heads around how legislation should look. ~~ Warren Affleck